Quad summit2021: China has targeted the next Quad Summit to be hosted by US President Joe Biden, saying “factionalism” will not work to target other countries and has no future.
President Biden will host the first Quad Summit in Washington on September 24, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Asked about the upcoming Quad summit, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a press conference that third parties should not be targeted by cooperation between countries.
China shocked by the “Quad summit”
“China believes that any framework for regional cooperation should be in line with the trend of the time and conducive to mutual trust and cooperation among countries in the region,” he said. In this way, no third party should be targeted or their interests should not be harmed.
Lijian said there shouldn’t be “factionalism” targeting other countries and these methods will not work and have no future. He said: “I want to mention that China is not only the engine of economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, but it is also the main force that protects peace,” he said, adding that China was making progress in the world. There is “good news for peace”.
China said: abandon geopolitical rivalry
“The countries concerned should abandon the concept of cold war mentality and narrow-minded geopolitical rivalry,” Lijian said. Must look to the right and respect the aspirations of the peoples of the region and do more for regional solidarity and cooperation.
In November 2017, India, Japan, the United States and Australia shaped a pending Quad training proposal to develop a new strategy to keep the vital sea route open in the Indo-Pacific region. . In March, President Biden hosted the Quad Summit digitally. The Quad summit will be held amid growing Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.